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The best barbecue joints in the D.C. area, ranked

Ok, let's start by saying the Texas brisket seems to define the best BBQ in the DC/Baltimore area, for now. By the Washington Post anyway. And it is good at both of their first tier places. But what about the best pork Ribs, or pork shoulder sandwich?
Who has the best Ribs: regular, Saint Louis, and baby backs.
Yeah baby backs are different.
And pork shoulder sandwich!
Chopped or pulled?

Oh, if you know of a place that does beef ribs, or a great pit beef, chime in.

Union Market in NE DC

Chef's Choice, depending on what type of knife you use, work great on my knives.
Also I use the Trident ceramic tool to tune up the knives too.

Union Market in NE DC

I have been to both the old market, way back when, and the "Eastern" and "O" street markets too, say the 1950's/00's/ etc, and the new "Union" Market. The old were an adventure, with pluses and "not so good" visits, but part of the deal. And yep full of color and characters. The new 'Union" market is not quite the Ferry Building in SF, but a want to be tourist trap, too. The rest of the outside of the "Union" market area is rather more authentic and reasonable. Here is an idea, go to Baltimore to the Sunday only JFX market. We go @ 7/8 and 8 is late, AM to get the best of what is offered farmers market offerings. Plus there are lots of stuff to see and do along the way there and back. And almost no traffic. Yep some prices are a tad higher than your local Giant, or say, SuperFresh, but others are here only items and worth the trip. Did I say Super Fresh? Yes straight out of the ground.
Union Market is cool, if you like to be served food like on TV shows like Chopped etc go. If you like food, go to the Baltimore JFX market. And cook. Union Market: YMMV.

Schlotzsky's

Nope, just a good deli.

Schlotzsky's

Any one know of a place in the area like Schlotzsky's?
There used to be one in NW DC, but I think they moved.

DCity Smokehouse BBQ

Where can you park?

Has anyone tried the BBQ at Ardmore Carryout?

Love that menu, and the daily specials.

KFC ~ Bon Chon Etc

Asking others this place was suggested to try:
Cheogajip Chicken
Annandale, VA

KFC ~ Bon Chon Etc

Hounds I, my co workers, and friends have discovered and rant and rave over KFC. It is a bit different from your local Popeyes. But having started noshing at the Springfield Va location, then finding one in Rockville MD, and another in Ellicott City the quality and taste varies between them. To my taste Ellicott City hits the spot, as well as the Va location. The Soy Garlic and the Spicy wings rock. While stopping at the Rockville MD location different story. Disney style fare, the hot wings were tourist style no difference from the very mild soy garlic, both with a lot less garlic. That being said, are there other KFC type shops around to check out? I travel between Baltimore and almost Richmond.
Thanks!

Chaps Pit Beef - Not Impressed

Yep, after all these years, try Pioneer, or Beefalow Bob's
Or......Express Pit Beef off 170

KBQ

Find the Costco, it is across from the gas station.

KBQ

Nope, been twice since they were there.

From DC to Oahu for a week : June 12-18th

We will be staying at the Holiday Inn Beach-comer?
And will get a car to move around.
So, if it is not wasting your time, feel free to recommend.

May 08, 2014
RobertM in Hawaii

From DC to Oahu for a week : June 12-18th

Would like to know a few good happy hour places to end the day.
Some good local chow places where locals can afford to eat.
Good Pho place. Or great food truck, or farm/flea markets
Notable breakfast places, and things not to miss while there chow wise.

Thanks!

May 08, 2014
RobertM in Hawaii

The Hot Shoppes Mighty Mo & Teen Twist are back...

Wow, they were darn good.

Mission BBQ - Glen Burnie

Wow, has KBQ gotten better?
They started our killer good, then turned into tasteless mush.

Niagara Fall Ontario Chow

Visiting for three days in early April. Need rec's for Fish & Chips, Pho, Sea Food, steaks, etc I know it is a tourist area, but as reasonable as possible and still great chow.

Chaps Pit Beef - Not Impressed

Once the weather calms down, heading up to Pioneer for a refresher classic pit beef.

What is special on trip from DC to Wilmington NC?

95 to 40.
Willing roam maybe 5 or 10 miles, but on the way back up the road, willing to drift home a different way. Noshing along the way before Superbowl Sunday

Jan 27, 2014
RobertM in Southeast

What is special on trip from DC to Wilmington NC?

Driving down to Wilmington NC for a family affair 1/31/14.
What is notable to pick up on the way back to DC, BBQ, or other chow goodies while Im down there. Breakfast, Pho, Lunch, diner joints.

Jan 27, 2014
RobertM in Southeast

Union Market in NE DC

Humm, next time I'm in the area I will have to check em out.

Union Market in NE DC

A. Littieri on Morse St., NE, yep a great place for quite a lot of food stuffs. The rest of Union market, IMHO, mostly a great clean stop for tourist, or those with lots of money. At least until a Whole Foods arrives.

Pappy Van Winkle 23 Year Old

Just slightly off topic, who in this area sells it?

Best Fried Chicken

Worked in Springfield, tried BonChon.
Hell of a wait for it #1.
We had to come back four times just to order.
When we got it there were two camps, loved it, and those that thought it was chewy and way too sweet, not like normal chicken.
Bottom line, IMHO, check it out, and vote with your pocket book.
Hyped, over hyped wings, at crazy prices.

Best Fried Chicken

Donno if it is still there, but, the Red Rooster in Damascus was great!

Best Mambo (Mumbo) Sauce

Good post!
I actually remember the sauce from the late 60's, like Half Smokes, Miles Long on Benniing road in NE used to offer it, as well as Wing's N Things at 7th and Florida ave NW. That was before the "Bullet Proof" Chinese places took over. Even in those days, the taste differed from place to place. Wings, Fries, and yep it did set the meal off, and you could smell it and start others craving.

Pho water question

Yeah, I noticed that in MD and VA.
Now, what were the better Pho places?

Pearl Dive's Fried Chicken

Sounds great.
Now when is happy hour, and how much are the oysters!

Is your local DC supermarket getting worse?

Always easy to get into, and check out. Great steaks, burgers, and veggies.

Charles Town WV

Chow worthy Winchester / Martinsburg / Charles Town / Harper's Ferry.
Any ideas?
Pho / Seafood / BBQ / American grub.....